tcp remote ports question
Posted on 2004-11-16
Most people know that you could go to a website like ipchicken.com to find out your ip and other browser environmental variables. On ipchicken.com, you can see your "remote port" also... I was under the impression that TCP/IP ports are always from 0-9999, yet the remote port listed is a 5-digit port. Not only that, but it changes every couple of seconds when I refresh.
I am connected to the internet via a cable modem with comcast as my ISP. I am getting the address via DHCP... The remote port is also showing up on access logs of devices that my computer logs onto in remote devices... what is this thing for and how is it different from TCP/IP ports?